Anxiety or depression can negatively impact sleep. If you find it hard to fall asleep or have a hard time getting out of bed, you might benefit from relaxation techniques like nightly affirmations to help put your mind at ease before bedtime. Nightly affirmations can increase your focus, quiet your mind and make you less anxious by the time you wake up.
Defining Nightly Affirmations
Nightly affirmations consist of saying positive statements about yourself before you sleep, such as “I did my best today.” Vocalizing these positive statements can help improve your mood and confidence, making you more relaxed as you are drifting off to sleep.
Because anxiety or depression can give you feelings of worry or sadness, positive affirmations can quiet your mind and produce a better self-image and positive mood.
Similar to the sense of calm generated from prayer or meditation, nightly affirmations can have the same relaxing effect to end your day. You will have a better night’s sleep knowing how grateful you were for what the day brought you.
Putting your affirmations in a journal is one way to get these ideas out. Your attitudes and intentions when writing will be reflected in how well you sleep. Nightly affirmations should be personal and relevant, so feeling proud of yourself for how your day went and the part you played in it will help you sleep soundly.
How to Create Nightly Affirmations
It is essential to develop personal phrases that can be reflected upon instead of using generic sayings that anyone can use. These phrases should reflect your own sense of anxiety, thoughts, and emotions for a better sense of calmness.
Think of affirming something unique to your own experiences, stresses, moods, or emotions. Coming up with a variety of nightly affirmations can help, as one affirmation may work for a week and another may resonate more powerfully in the future.
Instead of writing down these night affirmations electronically on your phone or computer, write them down in a sleep journal to keep track of your thoughts. By giving nightly affirmations a try, you will be able to wake up feeling less anxious and with more energy.
Nightly affirmations are positive statements about yourself, recorded or vocalized before you go to bed. These affirmations should be personal and have special meaning for you. Ending the night feeling grateful will help you fall asleep and wake up with more energy. At Alta Loma, we understand how important sleep is for your mental health, and we are here to help you. Our transformative treatment center in Georgetown, Texas, can provide you with individualized therapy, coping skills, education, therapeutic recreational activities, and much more. Give us a call at (866) 457-3843 for more information.